Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord.
7 Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord. Consider the farmer who waits patiently for the coming of rain in the fall and spring, looking forward to the precious fruit of the earth. 8 You also must wait patiently, strengthening your resolve, because the coming of the Lord is near. 9 Don’t complain about each other, brothers and sisters, so that you won’t be judged. Look! The judge is standing at the door!
10 Brothers and sisters, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord as an example of patient resolve and steadfastness.
Lisa Flinn, a former high school teacher, currently is a freelance writer and the author or coauthor of several books, including A Moment with God for Teens, Creative Ways to Offer Praise, Hooray for Children's Church, and Making Scripture Stick. She lives in Hillsborough, North Carolina.
Ms Flinn, along with Barbara Younger are the authors of a number of books, including Sing It, Say It, Make It, Pray It and Other Ways to Write God's Word on Your Heart.